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HSIP805 – Evidence and Inquiry in Practice

Module code
Module title
Evidence and Inquiry in Practice
This module develops the practitioner's ability to utilise concepts of evidence-based practice and critical inquiry that underpin advanced practice. The module focuses on locating and critically analysing the research evidence that guides reasoning and professional judgement within specific client situations and organisational contexts.
  • HL0502
  • HL7000
  • HS1102
  • HS1103
  • HS1701
  • NU0010
  • NU0015
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Based
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
-Concepts of evidence based practice and critical inquiry
-Evidence bases for reasoning and judgement
-Search frameworks, strategies and sources of evidence
-Techniques for critical appraisal and meta-analysis
-Reflexivity in the context of knowledge transfer
-Knowledge transfer in practice; clinical guidelines and reporting methods
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods in this online web based module will involve theoretical and online sessions including tutorials, workshops, group activities, discussion, independent learning, and assignments. Inquiry based teaching approaches will engage students in learning activities that draws on practice experiences, facilitating knowledge and skill development within their area of practice.
Learning Outcomes
Interpret concepts of evidence-based practice and formulate researchable practice question/s using systematic methods.
Apply systematic search frameworks, using appropriate media and technologies to search and retrieve information and document search processes.
Critically appraise and synthesise research findings using appropriate methodological approaches for meta-analysis.
Demonstrate reflexive awareness in addressing situational, political, cultural and other considerations for knowledge transfer in specific practice contexts.
Develop evidence-based resources to inform reasoning and decision making in practice.

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